One of the great coffee cities in history is Trieste, Italy. This capital of coffee and espresso has produced many great brands, and we are proud to now carry Antica Tostatura Triestina. The name means “Old Roast of Trieste”, in homage to the traditions of espresso and to the city of Trieste, often referred to as the espresso capital of the world.
The company began in the late 1800’s when a young merchant marine began to roast, sell and later export espresso internationally, significantly contributing to Trieste’s reputation. The espresso is roasted over beech wood, which allows for a slower process of heating the beans. This results in coffee which preserves more of the natural compounds in the beans. This slow-roasting process also produces a coffee that is lower in acidity and greater in body (how it feels in your mouth). Through a special process of cooling the beans, the intense aroma is preserved along with a subtle yet distinct smoke flavor. This provides more of an imprint rather than an altered flavor, another characteristic of the brand.
Through the years, the same family has continued the traditions established by their great-grandfather. The focus is on the time it takes to get the coffee just right. The constant and consuming passion for quality results in a very special, very Italian espresso.
Today, Antica Espresso, as the company is now known, is served in 26 countries worldwide. Since the mid-1990’s, Antica Espresso has also been served in some of the best restaurants and coffee shops in New York City. It has been recommended and served by Martha Stewart, Mario Batali & Todd English.
Here at Enjoy Better Coffee, Inc., we have a wide selection of Antica coffees, including for the first time for us, organic certified coffee. In fact, the Organic line is doubly certified by the USDA NOP in the United States and by the BIO-CE in Europe. We have whole bean and ground available in a variety of packages sizes and grinds.